EastEnders actor Danny Dyer is the station announcer at Bromley-By-Bow

'Britain's hardest man' can be heard over the Tannoy today

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Commuters at Bromley-By-Bow Tube this morning might be familiar with the voice of the station announcer.

'Britain’s hardest man' Danny Dyer can be heard over the Tannoy telling travellers to be mindful of getting bags stuck in the doors, falling down gaps and using valid tickets for their complete journeys.

“I can't tell you how much I loved sitting in the Bromley-By-Bow control room with them lovely ladies in their blue coats who work tirelessly,” he said.

Danny-Dyer-1.JPG “I remember I used to go through there and get off at Mile End on the District line and change to the Central line to get to Stratford. It brought back some happy memories. So remember everyone - mind that gap.”

Dyer's Eastenders character Mick Carter, is oft seen leaving the fictional Walford East Station in the long-running BBC series.

“Our station is at the heart of the East End and it is fantastic that as part of EastEnders' 30th anniversary, our customers will be able to hear one of the most recognisable voices from the show telling them that there is a 'right pukka' service on the District line,” Bromley-By-Bow London Underground's area manager Sandra Anderson added.


Dyer's voiceover comes the morning after the soap aired their first live episode on Tuesday evening.

The show passed largely without incident, except the final line delivered by Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning in the soap. Viewers on Twitter complained his line relating to Lucy Beale’s killer wasn’t clear enough to be understood.